Eucalyptus megacornuta C.A.Gardner

Warted Yate

J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 27: 184 (1942) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Tree to 15 m tall; bark smooth, mottled dark grey, light greenish grey and orange; branches steeply ascending. Juvenile leaves petiolate, alternate, deltoid to ovate, to 8 cm long, 6 cm wide, scabrid, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 6–11 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, mucronate, glossy, green; reticulation moderate to dense with obscure island oil glands. Inflorescence axillary, unbranched; peduncles strap-like, to 5 cm long, 3- or 7-flowered; buds sessile, elongate, swollen at join, to 6 cm long, 1.6 cm diam., scar present; operculum horn-shaped, much longer than hypanthium, warty; stamens erect; anthers versatile, dorsifixed, narrowly oblong; ovules in 6 or 8 vertical rows; flowers yellowish green. Fruit sessile, campanulate to obconical, to 2.7 cm long, 3.5 cm wide; disc ascending, largely covering the 3 ascending valves; seeds black, ovoid or flattened ovoid, sometimes irregularly so, shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral or terminal. Flowers Jun.–Jan.

*GGr, *OtP. Native to south-western Western Australia, occasionally escaping cultivation in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-09
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-06-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus megacornuta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus megacornuta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present introduced
Greater Grampians present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory